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Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Medicine, Extraction and Logistics. Highlights include an API for real-time stock market news data and an API for automating shipping and logistics workflows. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Microsoft has moved the Azure Quota REST API into general availability, allowing developers to utilize the resource to better manage service limits on the platform. In addition to quota management, the API can also be used to request service increases.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Restaurants and Jobs. Highlights include an API for managing shopping cart services, and an API to retrieve job listings for remote workers. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
Eleven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Entertainment, Augmented Reality, and Machine Learning. Highlights include an API for retrieving data from the App Store and an API for determining walkability in neighborhoods. Here's a look at what is new.
PriceAdvantage, a company that provides fuel price analytic services, has announced a new API that will allow fuel retailers to streamline integration with the platform. The company is hoping that the API will simplify the process of importing and exporting pricing data.
Startup API businesses don’t deserve to exist unless they aggregate. They can gain advantage by aggregating datasets or uses of data. The opportunities to aggregate across big players are highly contested, but there is a new area to gain advantage: Data, and especially data with machine learning.
AIH Technology has announced a new inclusive Facial Recognition as a Service API. The company’s facial recognition algorithm is designed to be ethnicity neutral which many facial recognition providers have failed to accomplish. The API is currently available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
Just a month after announcing changes to ML Kit, Google’s machine learning toolkit for mobile application development, that were designed to simplify the developer experience, Google is again adding new features. This week’s announcement is the addition of Digital Ink Recognition.
GameAnalytics has announced a new Metrics API that the company intends to simplify the extraction of game data for use in the development of customized portfolio views. This is especially useful for publishers that are managing a large collection of games.
Microsoft has expanded Azure Cognitive Services Text Analytics. Text Analytics for Health allows users to extract and analyze unstructured medical data. Microsoft trained the engine with a broad range of medical data sets including clinical notes, clinical trials protocols, and more.
Google has made a standalone version of its Machine Learning Kit SDK available to developers, allowing them to create AI-assisted apps directly on devices. The big change includes two new APIs that make it possible to create web-connected ML Kit apps without requiring Firebase.
Eight APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Payments, Cryptocurrency and Machine Learning. Highlights include the LunarCRUSH API which provides trend analysis about cryptocurrency and the QuadPay API for splitting payments into four installments.
Thirty-two APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Data, Documents, and Financial. Highlights include an API for business records fiscalization, and API for data dashboards, and APIs from Precisely for data accuracy. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.
OpenAI has announced an API for accessing new AI models it develops. The new API takes a different approach from typical AI systems. Most AI systems are designed for specific use cases. OpenAI considers its offering a "general-purpose" AI system provided by a "text in, text out interface."
VisualCamp has launched its "SeeSo" website on April 13, a mobile eye tracking and gaze analytic SDK that allows developers to know where users are looking and their concentration. SeeSo website is an SDK management all-in-one platform for app developers.
TensorFlow has added the Quantization Aware Training (QAT) API to its TensorFlow Model Optimization Toolkit. QAT allows developers to train and deploy models in a manner that leverages both quantization and accuracy. Information loss typically associated with quantization is carved out as noise.
Zoom has updated its iOS app to stop sending specific data to Facebook. Zoom's announcement came after Motherboard reported that data such as timezone, city, device details, etc. were sent to Facebook. This sharing came from Zoom's use of the Facebook SDK, which it will now stop.
Google has beta released its new Cloud AI Platform Pipelines. It allows developers to deploy robust, repeatable ML pipelines that include monitoring, auditing, version tracking, and reproducibility. Google has specifically designed the offering to be enterprise-ready, simple to install, and secure.
Display & Video 360 is Google’s consolidated marketing platform that helps marketers manage their campaigns across display, video, TV, audio, etc. The platform is designed to increase productivity in collaborative environments and simplify marketing data visualization through consolidation.
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has finalized two rules aimed at delivering US patients better access to their own health data. Two different departments under HHS (ONC and CMS) have issued these rules, and both rules require the use of APIs for easier patient access to data.